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4-star OL calls Clemson visit ‘outstanding’

After collecting an offer from the Tigers last month, Belleview (Fla.) 2019 four-star offensive tackle Michael Tarquin visited Clemson on Friday.

It was his first time on campus since the Dabo Swinney Camp last summer.

 “It was an outstanding visit,” Tarquin told The Clemson Insider. “Great place. Obviously the facilities are outstanding, but I feel the facilities are only as good as their people. Their people are great. I love coach Swinney and coach (Robbie) Caldwell and all the other coaches I met.”

Tarquin arrived at Clemson with his parents and sister around 10 a.m., and departed in the early evening.

He spent the duration of the visit with Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell.

“Coach Caldwell just really wants me,” Tarquin said. “I’ve been talking to coach Caldwell for over a year now. I worked with him after my freshman year at camp. We have extended our relationship, and I like him a lot.”

Tarquin also had the opportunity to speak in-depth with Swinney.

“He was talking about what they are about, what Clemson is about,” Tarquin said. “They’re honest with you. They’re going to take care of you. Once you get here, it’s not just four years, it’s 40 years, making that commitment.”

Tarquin was accompanied by his father on his previous trip to Clemson, but today marked his mother’s first taste of Tiger Town.

“My mom really liked coach Caldwell and coach Swinney,” he said.

Tarquin’s sister, meanwhile, is sold on Clemson.

“After the visit, she said I think you should go there,” he said.

Florida State offered Tarquin (6-5, 290) this week, joining schools such as Auburn, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Texas A&M on his offer list.

Tarquin is coming off a visit to Auburn yesterday. He will go to South Carolina tomorrow before traveling to Ohio State and Michigan thereafter.

He is friends with Clemson freshman offensive lineman Blake Vinson, who also hails from the Sunshine State.

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